Dr Jennifer Mae Hamilton

BA PhD UNSW
Postdoctoral Research Associate

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Jennifer Mae Hamilton is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney funded by The Seed Box: A MISTRA-FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory at Linköping University, Sweden. She is also an adjunct lecturer in Ecocriticism at New York University (Sydney) and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions. Jennifer completed a PhD in English at the University of NSW (UNSW). During her candidature she tutored in English and Women's and Gender Studies at UNSW and English at the Western Sydney University. Her dissertation has been adapted into the book ‘This Contentious Storm’: An Ecocritical and Performance History of King Lear, forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic. After her PhD she took an adjunct position in Environmental Humanities at UNSW (2013-2015), teaching and guest lecturing into their interdisciplinary programs. She co-convenes the reading group Composting: Feminisms and the Environmental Humanities here at the University of Sydney.

Research interests

Weather, extreme weather, storms, heatwaves, meteorology, climate change, ecocriticism, Shakespeare, cosmopolitics, cosmology, labour, feminist environmental justice, the politics of representation, the politics of dwelling, gardening, plants, genealogies of representation, infrastructure and environmental engineering, feminist theory, affect theory, humanism, posthumanism.

Teaching and supervision

Associations

2016 Executive Member: Association for the Study of Literature, Environment and Culture (Australia and New Zealand)

2016 Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions.

Selected grants

2017

  • The Seed Box: A MISTRA+FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory - travel support; Hamilton J; The Seed Box/Research Support.

2015

  • The Christmas Climate Change Variety Hour; Hamilton J; City of Sydney Council/Creative Grant.

2013

  • The Yurt Empire: a rogue housing project and site-specific installation; Ardianto R, Axelsen H, Begg Z, Britton C, Conroy R, Crosby A, Fox C, Ganbold Lunbold G, Hamilton J, Harris D, Hepworth K, Johnson C, Moline H, Prest M, Pupilli A, Sivanesan S, van Gelder P, Vered A, Zettel T; Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority/Artist Commission.

2012

  • Walking in the Rain; Hamilton J; Australia Council for the Arts/Skills & Arts Development Grant.
  • Time Machine Festival; Barrett F, Blackmore K, Hamilton J, Smith T, van Gelder P; Australia Council for the Arts/InterArts Grant.
  • Time Machine Festival; Barrett F, Blackmore K, Hamilton J, van Gelder P, Smith T; Arts NSW/New Work Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Hamilton, J. (2015). Lear in the Storm: Shakespeare's Emotional Exploration of Sovereign Mortality. In Rob S. White, Mark Houlahan, Katrina OLoughlin (Eds.), Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies, (pp. 155-163). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hamilton, J. (2009). Cold Desire: Snow, Ice and Hans Christian Andersen. In Anthony Uhlmann, Helen Groth, Paul Sheehan, Stephen McLaren (Eds.), Literature and Sensation, (pp. 244-253). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journals

  • Hamilton, J. (2016). Labour against wilderness' and the trouble with property beyond The Secret River. Green Letters, 20(2), 140-155. [More Information]
  • Hamilton, J. (2015). Bad Flowers: The Implications of a Phytocentric Deconstruction of the Western Philosophical Tradition for the Environmental Humanities. Environmental Humanities, 7, 191-202.
  • Hamilton, J. (2015). Labour. Environmental Humanities, 6, 183-186.

Visual Art

  • Hamilton, J., Johnson, C. (2013). erskineville. In: Tiny Stadiums 2013. PACT Centre for Emerging Artists. Erskineville and PACT theatre, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hamilton, J. (2011). Walking in the Rain. In: Performance Space WALK project. Performance Space. Cooks River Basin, Sydney, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Hamilton, J. (2012). History of Cultural Responses to Disastrous Storms (1612-2012). Artlink, 32:4 Disaster and Fortitude, Fullarton, SA, Australia: Artlink Australia.
  • Hamilton, J. (2010). A Storm by Any Other Name. The Reader: Volume 2, (pp. 143 - 146). Melbourne, Australia: The Emerging Writers Festival.

Exhibitions / Events

  • Smith, T., Hamilton, J., Blackmore, K., van Gelder, P., Barrett, F. (2012). Time Machine. Sydney, Australia: Serial Space.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Hamilton, J. (2015). How Brandis plans to insulate the arts sector from the artists. The Conversation.
  • Hamilton, J. (2013). Explainer: what are the environmental humanities? The Conversation.

2016

  • Hamilton, J. (2016). Labour against wilderness' and the trouble with property beyond The Secret River. Green Letters, 20(2), 140-155. [More Information]

2015

  • Hamilton, J. (2015). Bad Flowers: The Implications of a Phytocentric Deconstruction of the Western Philosophical Tradition for the Environmental Humanities. Environmental Humanities, 7, 191-202.
  • Hamilton, J. (2015). How Brandis plans to insulate the arts sector from the artists. The Conversation.
  • Hamilton, J. (2015). Labour. Environmental Humanities, 6, 183-186.
  • Hamilton, J. (2015). Lear in the Storm: Shakespeare's Emotional Exploration of Sovereign Mortality. In Rob S. White, Mark Houlahan, Katrina OLoughlin (Eds.), Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies, (pp. 155-163). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2013

  • Hamilton, J., Johnson, C. (2013). erskineville. In: Tiny Stadiums 2013. PACT Centre for Emerging Artists. Erskineville and PACT theatre, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hamilton, J. (2013). Explainer: what are the environmental humanities? The Conversation.

2012

  • Hamilton, J. (2012). History of Cultural Responses to Disastrous Storms (1612-2012). Artlink, 32:4 Disaster and Fortitude, Fullarton, SA, Australia: Artlink Australia.
  • Smith, T., Hamilton, J., Blackmore, K., van Gelder, P., Barrett, F. (2012). Time Machine. Sydney, Australia: Serial Space.

2011

  • Hamilton, J. (2011). Walking in the Rain. In: Performance Space WALK project. Performance Space. Cooks River Basin, Sydney, Australia.

2010

  • Hamilton, J. (2010). A Storm by Any Other Name. The Reader: Volume 2, (pp. 143 - 146). Melbourne, Australia: The Emerging Writers Festival.

2009

  • Hamilton, J. (2009). Cold Desire: Snow, Ice and Hans Christian Andersen. In Anthony Uhlmann, Helen Groth, Paul Sheehan, Stephen McLaren (Eds.), Literature and Sensation, (pp. 244-253). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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